AGMARDT provides funding for businesses and industry groups to develop and evaluate innovative ideas to a stage where they can attract other funding for further development through to commercialisation.
Agribusiness Innovation Grants provide an opportunity for applicants to:
- pursue ‘on the edge’ ideas that can transform a business or industry;
- gain a better understanding of world class best practices;
- speed up innovation and respond quickly to opportunities; and
- promote industry led innovation and collaboration linking science, producers, processors and marketers
Agribusiness Innovation Grants are available in the following two categories
- AIGs Less than $20k
Seed funding grants of up to $20,000 are available to applicants, without co-funding, for activities such as validation, prototyping, demonstration or investigation purposes.
- AIGs greater than $20k
Grants of up to $200,000 are available for businesses, researchers and industry groups to develop and evaluate innovative ideas to a stage where they can attract other funding for further development through to commercialisation.
AGMARDT funds New Zealand-based research providers to undertake new and innovative projects that will benefit the agribusiness sector.
It is expected that the applicant/group will provide a minimum of 40% cash funded contribution of the total project cost.
Investments made in Agribusiness Innovation Grants are targeted in areas that encourage and support innovative solutions that benefit the food and fibre grower.
As ‘Future Shapers’ – we’re about helping the NZ agribusiness sectors meet the challenges of tomorrow
In a bid to help grow New Zealand’s agricultural sector, we’ve provided more than $87m worth of funding to date – find out how we might be able to support you or your business.
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We are grateful for the assistance the AGMARDT Grant provided. It has allowed Freshco to direct sales and manage our own destinies in each market enabling us to extract more value from the supply chain to the consumer.
John Mangan / Director, Freshco
AGMARDT supports and enables. Projects and people benefit from funding; New Zealand benefits from development of ideas, technologies, approaches and leadership. In particular, the trust facilitates information dissemination: AGMARDT is the catalyst for ripples that spread through the primary sector.
Dr Jacqueline Rowarth /
AGMARDT's support of Texus in the above process tangibly accelerated the development of the above essential activities and testing of market entry strategy, while also exposing Texus management to cutting-edge thought leadership around market shaping and the levers that can be applied to scope and facilitate such shaping.
Nick Davenport / CEO, Texus Fibre Industry Leader Scholarship Winner
The support from AGMARDT has enabled us to gain greater insights into farmer behaviour across all sectors and which will assist accelerated uptake of the livestock exchange and enhance market opportunities for all farmers.
Jason Roebuck / Managing Director, Stock-X Limited